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Stallion breedings available through New Vocations

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Support the racehorse adoption mission by purchasing a stallion season from New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. The charity has breedings available to stallions in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario. Call or email for a list: (937) 947-4020 or dot@horseadoption.com. All proceeds go toward the care and placement of retired racehorses. (Ne...
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James McGinnis dies

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Former legislator and Delaware Lt. Governor James D. McGinnis of Dover, Del., died Tuesday at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 77. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Philip A. and Evelyn Mousel McGinnis. At the age of 13 his father died and later he and his mother settled in Baltimore with his stepfather, Walter Minahan. In 1951, he married Mary Jane Richards...
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Veteran trotter continues quest to reach $1 million

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Classy veteran Green Day turned in a powerful performance to win the $33,000 Open Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs, while Twelve Seventeen maded the winner\'s circle in the $21,000 sub-feature trot. With Tim Curtin at the controls, Green Day blew past leader Allmar Surprise (Vic Kirby) at the three-quarters and then opened up a giant lead on the way to a 1:54 triumph. LT\'s Best...
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Proud Chipper lights up Pompano toteboard

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Proud Chipper became the first horse at the Isle Pompano Park this year to pay more than $100 to win as the 55-1 long shot captured the $4,000 second-race trot Wednesday.   Leading from start to finish and barely holding on at the wire to win by a neck in 2:00.3 for driver George Lindsay, Proud Chipper paid $113.80, $51.20 and $4.80 across the board. RT Um Jim ($4.60, $2.20) was second wit...
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Three splits of Ideal Society held at Balmoral

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
After a pair of first-round battles at Maywood Park action in The Ideal Society shifted to Balmoral Park on Wednesday night. With a total of 22 pacers dropped into the box these colts and geldings were split into a trio of $6,500 events, with Castin, Dylan Rocks and Ram It In coming up winners.   In the first division, Dennis Brightwell’s Castin pulled off a shocking upset as he reported...
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Ohio casino plans leave out racetracks

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Ohio’s seven tracks would reportedly be excluded from a casino proposal that is being discussed by two gaming companies. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Lakes Entertainment and Penn National Gaming have discussed a plan to put casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo. The two companies are joined by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and noted Cleveland businessman...
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Meadows photographer was in focus for the victory

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
In Focus Hanover worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then powered away in the lane to capture the $25,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. In Focus Hanover had been launching her bids from mid-pack, but on Wednesday, Ed Hensley guided her to the pocket behind Whotookwhat, who rolled through a swift three-quarters in 1:26.4. In Focus Hanover pounced aroun...
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Meadows steps in to help starving horses

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
The management of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association have banded together to help a group of nearly two dozen horses found emaciated about six miles from the track, near Washington, Pa. The horses, who are not believed to be Standardbreds, were seized by local authorities over the weekend and are being cared for on site. Multiple horse carcasses were...
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Racetrack lawsuit alleging gaming discrimination thrown out

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by Northville Downs and other Michigan horse racing interests that alleged the state law unfairly discriminates against racetracks in favor of Detroit casinos and Indian casinos. The suit was filed against an amendment to the state\'s constitution passed in 2004 that requires both a statewide and local referendum before any expanding gaming can occur, howev...
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The Meadows to add electronic table games in April

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania may not have table games, but The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is going to give its guests the next best thing when it unveils electronic table games during the April 13 invitation-only testing of the $175 million permanent casino. The Meadows’ electronic table-games pit will feature 10 electronic blackjack tables and two three-card poker tables, which will allow up to 60 play...
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Monticello winner has lifestyle of the witch and famous

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Woody Hoblitzell’s Witch And Famous has been a consistent breadwinner throughout his career. Last year the trotter won seven races and over $14,000 in purses and has a career bankroll in excess of $120,000. This year again the 7-year-old Corleone gelding is off  to another fruitful season. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Monticello Raceway with Brent Holland at the controls, Witch And Fam...
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First foal of 2001 Pacer of the Year wins Saratoga qualifier

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer Bunny’s Legacy, the first foal of 2001 Pacer of the Year Bunny Lake, made her long-anticipated career debut Wednesday at Saratoga Harness Raceway, scoring easily in a qualifier. With trainer-driver John Stark Jr., Bunny’s Legacy won by six lengths in 2:02.1, rallying from fifth at the half and posting a final quarter of :29.1 to draw clear from her rivals.   A...
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Stratton wins six at Monticello

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
Just four days after Jordan “The Kid” Stratton notched his 1,000th career win, the 21-year-old driver put on a clinic at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, reining six winners on the card. Stratton began his assault with a victory in the second race behind Robert Bogigian’s Spongbobsquarepans ($7.80) in a time of 1:58.3 and followed with a 2:01 victory with ...
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Back-to-back Goodell feature sweeps at Dover

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
Eric Goodell is making a habit of winning Dover Downs\' feature races. After sweeping both lucrative co-features Monday, on Tuesday Goodell swept both features again driving two 6-1 shots to come-from-behind victories: Chloes Silver Star in the $33,000 mares Open Handicap and Wannahuckaloogi in the $26,000 mares Jr. Open. Goodell completed the program with four wins. In front of the grand...
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Provisions to help horse owners in Stimulus Bill

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
President Obama has signed into law the Stimulus Bill, which is intended to provide a jump-start to the U.S. economy. The Stimulus Act continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service during 2009. These benefits were part of the 2008 Tax Stimulus bill, but expired at the end of 2008. The Stimulus Bill also includes a few other provisions t...
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Wilder/Parker/Key are dancing with fire at Meadows

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
Dancing With Fire was ablaze in the third leg of the Opening Bell, lowering his lifetime mark 1 1/5 seconds while scoring in 1:53.2 on Tuesday at The Meadows. It was his second win in the series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts and geldings, which will culminate in next Tuesday\'s final for approximately $30,000. After Mike Wilder gunned Dancing With Fire to the lead, the 4-year-old son of The...
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Interests in new ownership at Meadows ask to withdraw names

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
Because of concerns of what an attorney called “confidentiality,” three groups involved in a partnership that is purchasing The Meadows Racetrack & Casino have asked to withdraw because they don’t want to publicly disclose their names. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requires that all names of the new ownership group be known, and what percent each would have. Crown Ltd. of Austra...
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Horse slaughtering plants endorsed by Montana House

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
The Montana House Tuesday easily endorsed a bill to allow and encourage horse-slaughtering plants in the state, as supporters said it will address a national crisis of horse abandonment and bring jobs to Montana.“This bill is really about providing a humane and regulated processing plant,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ed Butcher, R-Winifred. “This is a business. And we want to look at it....
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Harrah\'s Chester application now available online

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
The 2009 racing application for Harrah’s Chester is now online. Anyone wishing to race at Harrah’s Chester during the year must submit the online application before entering to race.   The racing application and other pertinent material regarding the upcoming meet can be found at www.harrahschester.com.   The 2009 racing season begins on Monday, April 13. Race days will be Mond...
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Bold move enough to win Pompano feature

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
With a bold three-wide move coming to the three-quarter mile marker, Lucy Lucy ($9.20) and driver Anthony Napolitano were able to collar race leaders Chapsboots N Spurs and Pasta Lavista to win the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park.   The feature saw newcomer Pasta Lavista (Joe Pavia Jr.) scoot to the early lead to the opening quarter mile in :28. But t...
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